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Simon Fuller's pop group Now United imagery via MPRM for use by 360 Magazine

Now United × OP3N

Simon Fuller (American Idol, Spice Girls, So You Think You Can Dance) has partnered with OP3N and the Culture Catalyst – a recently announced $100 million commitment to fostering arts and entertainment projects on the Avalanche blockchain – to develop and produce an innovative musical film with the world’s first global pop group Now United

The Musical is a live-action musical film featuring members of Now United and original songs. It will be available to the NFT pass holders on the recently launched OP3N app. The mission of the project is to inspire schools everywhere to create their own versions of performances from the musical and compete for honors within the OP3N platform through community voting.

Simon Fuller comments: “This project allows me to redefine how an audience can engage with content. Not only can it be enjoyed simply as entertainment, but you can actually participate, initially through learning and then by creating your own version of the musical with your friends or school. It is a celebration of the art of musical theater and the passion for self expression and new technology that allows people to get involved in ways never before imagined.”

Using the native video and music player on the OP3N app, NFT pass holders will also be able to stream the The Musical and access a broad range of related content including rehearsals, choreography lessons and interviews with the cast. The Op3n app will also facilitate submissions and voting on a competition based on the Musical, as well as the purchase of NFTs.

OP3N, a launchpad for IP and communities in Web3, recently partnered with the Avalanche Foundation to launch and co-finance Culture Catalyst – a $100 million initiative to redefine the entertainment business model. Culture Catalyst will fund and support the development of arts, entertainment and culture projects on the Avalanche public blockchain.

“Web3 is powering a new paradigm in music and entertainment, but many artists have been reluctant to dive in for lack of an environmentally responsible solution that can consistently deliver a good user experience. In Avalanche, we’ve found the best possible answer and we couldn’t be more excited to bring these capabilities to bear to help Simon Fuller and Now United realize their vision for interactive entertainment’, said OP3N studios co-founders, Jaeson Ma and Eric Tu

From creator-inspired tokens to NFTs, decentralized tech is redefining the way arts and entertainment is created, financed and consumed. The OP3N – Avalanche initiative is designed to inspire a diverse range of blockchain-based creator communities’ projects and provide funding for emerging artists, entertainers, filmmakers and musicians who are looking to expand beyond traditional channels and expand paradigms for ownership.

“We believe that success in collaboration begins with choosing the right partners and we’re delighted to be supporting this ground-breaking project”, said John Nahas, VP of Business Development for Ava Labs.

“In OP3N and Simon Fuller, we have found visionaries who not only share our concern for the environment, but who also recognize the magic in direct connections between fans and creators”, added Ava Labs’ Chief Marketing Officer, Devon Ferreira.

“I’m super excited to be working with Simon and Now United to bring something truly innovative into the NFT space. We will be utilizing Avalanche to create new ways of fan engagement and build a sustainable fan base and community for years to come,” said Nelson Diaz, OP3N Chief Marketing Officer and Founder of Long Lost Friends.

Culture Catalyst recently announced projects with Grimes for an Intergalactic Children’s Metaverse Book that will be released later this year. Additionally, singer-songwriter Ava Max announced her partnership with Culture Catalyst for the launch of her next music video in collaboration with iconic director Joseph Kanh. Culture Catalyst comes after OP3N’s $10 million seed funding round that brought together heavyweights from the worlds of entertainment, tech and gaming.

About Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment:

Simon Fuller is a renowned entertainment industry creator, producer and entrepreneur. He has imagined, developed and executed some of the biggest entertainment properties of all time, engaging audiences across the world and generating $billion revenues in the process. For more than three decades Fuller has positively impacted popular culture worldwide, through properties and businesses that have disrupted convention, defined the times and empowered iconic artists to achieve their creative and commercial ambitions. He was the inspiration behind the Spice Girls, the creator of the Pop Idol global TV franchise, the partner of David and Victoria Beckham and the guidance behind the careers of sporting legends Andy Murray and Lewis Hamilton, extraordinary singers Annie Lennox and Amy Winehouse and award winning projects with entertainment icons Jennifer Lopez and Michael Caine. Today his company, XIX Entertainment, is an ever evolving force of creativity and innovation, in music, television, film and fashion.

About OP3N:

Founded in 2021 as a subsidiary of EST Media Holdings, OP3N imagines a world where Communities can come together to create, own, and bring their ideas to the world. OP3N’s mission is to be a Launchpad for Ideas and Communities to create meaningful experiences together. By consolidating the tools needed to mint, share and engage with NFTs and digital tokens into one vertical stack, OP3N leverages its cross-industry expertise from the entertainment, gaming and tech ecosystems, to lay the foundations for a new era of community-driven, inclusive entertainment while bringing everyone together on a journey into Web3. OP3N is co-led by media executive, artist, and serial entrepreneur Jaeson Ma, who has a successful track record launching companies including EST Studios, Stampede Ventures, East West Ventures, and 88rising, and who’s raised capital and advised on transactions totaling over $1 billion; and Eric Tu, an award-winning development executive who’s worked with major brands including Nike, Beats by Dre and Google, and as an Executive Producer with Bjork, Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and more. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit HERE.

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Fitz and the Tantrums Tour

Multiplatinum band Fitz and the Tantrums have announced additional touring plans for summer 2022. The run of dates—co-headlined with Andy Grammer—are set to kick off in Key West, FL on July 29th. Ticket pre-sales will begin this Wednesday, April 13, at 10 AM local time, with general on-sale starting this Friday, April 15, at the same time. For more information, please click HERE

Fitz and the Tantrums frontman Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick said: “We cannot wait to get our fans together with Andy’s fans this summer and get everybody dancing. The wrong party tour is gonna go down in history as one hot, sweaty mess not to be missed. Were you there?”

Fitz and the Tantrums are also set to embark on a co-headlining run alongside St. Paul and the Broken Bones this summer. The run of dates are set to kick off in Asheville, NC, on June 1. Support on the first leg comes from Seratones; the second leg will feature Devon Gilfilian

The LA-based band has been busy working on new material to follow up 2019’s ALL THE FEELS, which featured the top 10 hit “I Just Wanna Shine” and was supported by national television appearances on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Good Morning America, and Live with Kelly and Ryan. In 2021, Fitz and the Tantrums’ frontman released his first-ever solo album, HEAD UP HIGH, under the moniker: FITZ. FITZ performed the album’s infectious title track on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Good Morning America.

Stay tuned for more from Fitz and the Tantrums very soon.

About Fitz and The Tantrums

Over the course of four full-length albums, multi-platinum artists Fitz and the Tantrums have grown from independent upstarts to bonafide hitmakers. Beginning with their 2010 debut album PICKIN’ UP THE PIECES and its gold-certified single “Moneygrabber,” the LA-based sextet built a rabid fanbase with their infectious music and energetic live shows, which landed them a coveted spot on the Coachella Music and Arts Festival lineup. The band’s major label debut MORE THAN JUST A DREAM arrived in 2013 and spawned back-to-back platinum-certified singles in “Out Of My League” and “The Walker.” Following that breakout success, Fitz and the Tantrums returned with their 2016 release FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS, which featured their biggest hit to date, the double-platinum certified “HandClap.” Amassing billions of streams and attracting praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more, the group has morphed into an arena-ready force, performing countless, sold-out headlining shows and marque music festivals around the world.

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ATARASHII GAKKO! – “Pineapple Kryptonite”

ATARASHII GAKKO! Releases the new song “Pineapple Kryptonite” produced by Money Mark. ATARASHII GAKKO!, a four-girl progressive Japanese pop-group, blends punk energy with elements of pop, rock, jazz, and hip-hop presenting it via avant-garde, self-choreographed dance, and today they’ve released their newest song. “Pineapple Kryptonite” 88rising. The track is the first single from ATARASHII GAKKO!’s forthcoming EP, which was created with legendary producer, Money Mark (known for his collaboration with the Beastie Boys among many others) and will be out later this year. The track is a high octane banger, perfect for soundtracking a car chase or running from an alien invasion, as seen in the song’s brilliant music video.

Directed by the legendary, Phillip G. Atwell, responsible for game-changing videos by Eminem, Eve feat. Gwen Stefani, Tupac, and more, the music video for “Pineapple Kryptonite” is rich in texture, featuring the dynamic choreography for which the girls are known. The video takes place in the California desert during an epic intergalactic confrontation as ATARASHII GAKKO! battles dog-abducting, evil pineapple-fearing aliens. Paying homage to the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage,” ATARASHII GAKKO! tried out their acting skills by playing the distressed American family in the video. They also did all their own stunts!

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “PINEAPPLE KRYPTONITE

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “PINEAPPLE KRYPTONITE

Translated to “New School” in Japanese, ATARASHII GAKKO! are clad in school uniforms and self-proclaimed representatives of Seishun (Japanese youth). A resistance of tiny proportions, the group strives to live and create with individuality by finding freedom within society’s acceptable margins by pushing boundaries a little bit at a time. It’s music that shows restraint on its face but is bursting with passion. Members Mizyu (the Sleeping Kitten), Suzuka(The Wildcard), Kanon(The Graceful One), and (the nice and funky one) are all trained in Kumitaisou – an acrobatic formation that trains in strength, balance, concentration, teamwork, and coordination. 360 Magazine is impressed to see how this pop group brings together the whole world. 

 

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EVOLIX

Evolix is a contemporary pop group comprised of two siblings – Alexis and Korina. In 2016, the Boston natives officially began releasing songs under their current stage moniker. Having drawn a significant amount of influence from recording artists like Zedd, Jessie J and Dua Lipa, their original compositions primarily consist of dance-pop as well as EDM.  “Evolix strives to make a global impact where the lives of all are affected in some way by the empowering messages we are trying to promote,” said Korina.

Although both members contribute to Evolix equally, Korina is the principal songwriter of the group. She has built her foundation of lyrical content upon love, empowerment, heartbreak and other life experiences which teenagers face such as depression. The group’s other lead vocalist, Alexis, often provides the aesthetics which enhance her younger sister’s vision. “Because Korina and I are so close, we are able to play to each other’s strengths, and we are able to understand the overall creative vision. I can create a visual that will portray the true underlying message of Korina’s music,” said Alexis.

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Black Panther + 4 Things You Missed This Week

BOBI ANDONOV UNVEILS ACOUSTIC VIDEO OF FAITHFUL, FROM THE STRIPPED SERIES

Australian alt-pop artist BOBI ANDONOV returns today with the first video from his upcoming Stripped series of acoustic live performances. Premiering on Ladygunn Magazine, the the Andy Madeleine-directed clip sees BOBI deliver a captivating, intensely passionate performance of his latest single, Faithful, which is out now.

Speaking about the new video, BOBI explains, “we wanted to create something dreamy and sensual that would complement the song instead of doing something crazy. Andy Madeleine, the director, had the vision of creating more of a performance video than just a live video in a venue or studio.”

Watch this very special acoustic version of “Faithful” HERE.

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Sabrina Carpenter’s “Almost Love” Music Video surpasses 20M views

PERFORMING AT THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 FESTIVAL AUGUST 19TH AND ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA AUGUST 20TH

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MARVEL MUSIC AND HOLLYWOOD RECORDS PRESENT MARVEL STUDIOS’ BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA REMIXED EP

AVAILABLE DIGITALLY ON AUGUST 17

Available today from Marvel Music/Hollywood Records is the Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed digital EP, featuring 5 remixes of tracks from the original motion picture soundtrack composed by Grammy nominated composer and songwriter Ludwig Gransson. Gransson produced and remixed two of the five tracks, Waterfalls and Black Panther. The Black Panther score soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s World Music chart in its first week of release. Read more HERE.

Wakanda Remixed is now available for download and at streaming services.

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MADDIE POPPE PERFORMS “GOING GOING GONE” ON GMA

American Idol winner Maddie Poppe performed her single, “Going Going Gone” on Good Morning America this week. She was also joined by Idol runner-up and boyfriend, Caleb Lee Hutchinson to perform their rendition of “You’ve Got a Friend.” (Watch Here) Both Maddie and Caleb are currently on the road for the American Idol Live! Tour, which continues through mid-September. Tickets available HERE.

Watch her performance of “Going Going Gone” HERE

Watch full interview HERE

IN REAL LIFE HEADLINE TOUR BEGINS SEPTEMBER 9TH JAGMAC TO SUPPORT

In Real Life has announced that JAGMAC will be joining them on their upcoming Tonight Belongs To You tour, which kicks off September 9th in Silver Springs, MD and continues through mid-October ending in Orlando, FL. Radio Disney’s NBT (Next Big Thing), JAGMAC, is a 6 sibling pop group from Baltimore, MD.They burst onto the scene with their current single “Right Back With You.”

Tickets and more info available at inreallifeofficial.com.

MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN MOVIE SOUNDTRACK

RELEASED JULY 13th ON CAPITOL RECORDS

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Capitol Records is pleased to announce the release of MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN The Movie Soundtrack featuring an all-star cast bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of ABBA to delight fans old and new alike.

The soundtrack will be available on July 13, whetting the appetite of eager audiences a week before the release of the highly-anticipated sequel to the smash-hit MAMMA MIA! The Movie.

Original ABBA member Benny Andersson produced and arranged the soundtrack, which features a dazzling ensemble of cast members making their mark on eighteen ABBA classics including Fernando (sung by Cher and Andy Garcia), When I Kissed The Teacher (sung by Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies) and Dancing Queen (sung by Pierce Brosnan, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgerd, Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried) to name a few. The full tracklisting and credits are below.

MAMMA MIA! The Movie, released in 2008, also based on the songs of ABBA, is one of the highest-grossing live-action musicals of all time. Its companion soundtrack sold 1.5 million copies in the UK and achieved global sales of over 7.7 million. Almost a decade since its release, its popularity has not waned. There have been 406 million combined streams of MAMMA MIA! The Movie Soundtrack. ABBA are one of the most successful pop groups of all time. The Swedish quartet have sold over 385 million albums worldwide and their songs have been streamed over 2.8 billion times.

The release of MAMMA MIA! The Movie prompted a surge in sales for ABBA, whose hit compilation ABBA Gold went back to No.1 in the albums charts some 16 years after its original release.

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN will be released July 20 and will see Meryl Streep, Amanda Seyfried, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Christine Baranski, Stellan Skarsgerd, Dominic Cooper and Julie Walters reprising their roles from MAMMA MIA! The Movie, with Lily James and Cher joining the cast for an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. Andy Garcia, Jeremy Irvine, Hugh Skinner, Josh Dylan, Jessica Keenan Wynn and Alexa Davies complete the cast. Watch the trailer for MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN here.

MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN OST

1. WHEN I KISSED THE TEACHER

Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alexa Davies & Celia Imrie

2. I WONDER (DEPARTURE)

Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn & Alexa Davies

3. ONE OF US

Amanda Seyfried & Dominic Cooper

4. WATERLOO

Hugh Skinner & Lily James

5. WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE ME?

Josh Dylan, Lily James & Hugh Skinner

6. I HAVE A DREAM

Lily James

7. KISSES OF FIRE

Panos Mouzourakis, Jessica Keenan Wynn & Alexa Davies

8. ANDANTE, ANDANTE

Lily James

9. THE NAME OF THE GAME

Lily James

10. KNOWING ME, KNOWING ME

Jeremy Irvine, Lily James, Pierce Brosnan & Amanda Seyfried

11. ANGEL EYES

Julie Walters, Christine Baranski & Amanda Seyfried

12. MAMMA MIA

Lily James, Jessica Keenan Wynn & Alexa Davies

13. DANCING QUEEN

Pierce Bronsnan, Christine Baranski, Julie Walters, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard, Dominic Cooper & Amanda Seyfried

14. I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU

Amanda Seyfried, Christine Baranski & Julie Walters

15. FERNANDO

Cher & Andy Garcia

16. MY LOVE, MY LIFE

Lily James, Meryl Streep & Amanda Seyfried

17. SUPER TROUPER

Whole Cast

18. THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME

Meryl Streep

Music and lyrics by *Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus

Music and lyrics by **Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson

Produced by Benny Andersson

*songs 1,3,5,6,7,8,11,17,18

**songs 2,4,9,10,12,13,14,15,16

http://www.mammamiamovie.com